Sunday, 19 April 2009
10:59:55 PM (GMT)
Hello again!!! Lately I’ve been hooked on manga books. For those of you who
don’t know what I’m talking about, basically, they’re Japanese comic books,
read from right to left. The ones I’ve been reading have all been by Arina
Arina Tanemura, in my opinion, is one of the BEST Manga artists of all time.
She has over 20 manga series and short stories out (correct me if I’m wrong) The
first of hers I read as the “Gentleman’s Alliance Cross” and honestly,
they’ve been really exciting and my friends and I can’t wait to read the next
one. I finish them in about and hour then reread them until the spines are
practically falling apart. In the few weeks I’ve been reading them, they’ve
already made it to my favorite manga series. They only have 1-9 out in English, but
all eleven are out in Japanese, so I can’t wait for them to come out.
If you have one you like, be sure to tell me in the comments, I’d love to read
I’ve also read ION, a short story of hers that is really nice and cute. I’d
recommend it if you would like to see what her work is like. I’m also in the
process of reading Full Moon. Although I’ve only read the first two in the series,
I love the plot and am trying to get my hands on the anime. I’ve watched the first
episode on YouTube and love the voices. Unfortunately it’s only in Japanese, but
there are subtitles.
On a totally different note, my best friend and I have been writing our own
manga. I’ve been plotting it out, and she’s been drawing the characters.
She’s a genius when it comes to drawing manga, and she could make a living off of
it if she wanted to. I also draw the backgrounds (mostly) and help add the color.
We’ve almost completed 2 chapters, and I would love to scan some in for you, but
the limit of the space allowed is really low, and I can’t lower it while you can
still see the pictures. Even in black and white it doesn’t work, and I’ve got no
clue if I scanned it wrong or anything. If you figure out the problem, send me a
letter or a message, I’ll respond quicker. Thanks to those that help!!!
I’m thinking of at least including the story, so that may be coming up in my
diaries for those who care. Thanks again, and please leave a comment!!!